2023 Michigan PrEP Series: Sex Workers and PrEP Training

Meeting Dates: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Meeting Time and Location: 



The Michigan PrEP Series: Sex Work and PrEP, will focus on PrEP access and special considerations for people who engage in sex work. Sex work is the oldest form of trade in the world that requires a specific skill set. Sex workers face unique challenges in the workplace that require specialty care from medical providers, social workers, and community organizations. This training will highlight health risks that sex workers face and examine how these are compounded by the stigmatization and criminalization of sex work. Challenges related to healthcare access, insurance coverage, socioeconomic status will be discussed with a focus on HIV prevention activities and PrEP usage. Through this training, participants will receive up-to-date education on the perspective of appropriate language, relevant needs, and trauma informed care. By attending this training series, participants will better understand how stigma, fear, and other barriers contribute to disparities for sex workers and learn strategies to help break down these barriers to empower people who engage in sex work.

Intended Audience: All interested persons are welcome to apply. HIV Testers, PrEP Navigators, Providers, Social Workers, Nurses, and Community Health Workers are encouraged to attend.

Participation Requirements: In order to receive proof of attendance, training participants are required to log into the virtual platform on time, attend the entire training, and have microphone and camera access. Attendance log-in and out times will be monitored. Do not plan to arrive late or leave early. Late arrival is considered logging into the training fifteen (15) minutes after the start of the training. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the virtual training and will result in a no-call/no-show for training attendance; supervisors will be notified.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations or modifications must be made no later than two (2) business days prior to the training date. Applicants who are unable to attend any trainings for which they are registered must contact the Training Unit at MDHHS-BHSPtraining@michigan.gov. Failure to do so will classify the participant as a no-call/no-show and may result in lost priority when registering for future trainings.

Training Date & Time Registration Deadline Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (9am – 2:30pm) Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Registration will open on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. All training registrations must be done through SHOARS. Click here for more information on accessing SHOARS. *All courses are free of charge, but registration is required.*